Nurses show men how to raft race

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Ancient Clock Restored -

Nau­ti­cal Nurses put men to shame in the raft race at the an­nual Folke­stone Har­bour Fes­ti­val.

The girls from the Wil­liam Harvey Hos­pi­tal romped home in third place, beat­ing many menonly teams.

“They were fan­tas­tic,” said race or­gan­iser Richard Baughan. “They left a load of the men stand­ing. At one stage we thought they would win.”

The race on Satur­day was part of a week­end which also saw power­boat and Thun­der­cat races, live mu­sic, food stalls and a bik­ers get-to­gether.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Mike Ed­son said between 3,000 and 4,000 peo­ple at­tended dur­ing the two days. “It went re­ally well,” he said. “The Thun­der­cats were amaz­ing as always and the power­boats were good but could not race on Sun­day be­cause of the weather.”

Money raised from the fes­ti­val goes to the RNLI and the Folke­stone res­cue boat.

Seven­teen bands played and there were fire­works on Satur­day night.

Nine rafts took part in the race which was won by Pi­rates of the Curry-bean with The Mariner pub sec­ond.

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Nau­ti­cal nurses in ac­tion

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